Nadar (Christian traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Subgroups: 2

Subgroup Name Population
Melnatar 17,000
Pulikkapanikkan 1,200

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People Name General Nadar (Christian traditions)
People Name in Country Nadar (Christian traditions)
Pronunciation NAH-dar
Alternate Names Gramani; Nadar Christian; Sanan; Shanan; Shanana; Shananar; नादर
Population this Country 1,537,000
Population all Countries 1,546,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 21552
ROP3 Code 118357
ROP25 Code 305772
ROP25 Name Nadar
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 27
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Tamil Nadu
1,230,000
Kerala
243,000
Karnataka
29,000
Maharashtra
7,700
Puducherry
3,200
Telangana
2,700
Delhi
2,400
Goa
1,500
Gujarat
700
West Bengal
600
Chhattisgarh
400
Andhra Pradesh
400
Madhya Pradesh
300
Andaman and Nicobar
300
Rajasthan
200
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 27  (only 20 largest shown)
  Tamil Nadu 1,230,000
  Kerala 243,000
  Karnataka 29,000
  Maharashtra 7,700
  Puducherry 3,200
  Telangana 2,700
  Delhi 2,400
  Goa 1,500
  Gujarat 700
  West Bengal 600
  Chhattisgarh 400
  Andhra Pradesh 400
  Madhya Pradesh 300
  Andaman and Nicobar 300
  Rajasthan 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Tamil (1,032,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Malayalam
241,000
English
7,800
Konkani
1,200
Tulu
1,100
Konkani, Goan
800
Kannada
800
Kodava
100
Primary Language Tamil (1,032,000 speakers)
Language Code tam   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Malayalam 241,000
  English 7,800
  Konkani 1,200
  Tulu 1,100
  Konkani, Goan 800
  Kannada 800
  Kodava 100
People Groups Speaking Tamil

Primary Language:  Tamil

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1714-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1715-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1727-2024)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamil Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources General / Other
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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